(Stockholm, February 2000) The project "March - Month of Internet" - BMI
(www.brezen.cz) is joining IT-entrepreneurs
from all over the world hoping to win the award for best practice of
information technology in the Stockholm Challenge Award.
"March - Month of Internet" has been invited by the City of Stockholm in
Sweden to participate in the world s only global contest of its kind for
projects that show how information technology can be used to improve living
conditions for people and strengthen communities.
"March - Month of Internet" is an extensive umbrella project for rising
public awareness of the possibilities of the Internet as modern key factor
of development of democracy, civic society and public services. The project
has the aim to encourage use of the Internet as a tool for business,
education and entertainment on a national level. It covers about 15 projects
each year, and co-operates with the main Czech media it creates the unique
media channel to each citizen in the Czech Republic. The projects involved
has different target groups; here are information for the general public,
business people, children and special interest groups.
"March - Month of Internet" (BMI) is competing in the Public Services and
Democracy category and is now amongst many pioneering projects in the
Challenge, which stand a chance to win one of seven categories. "March -
Month of Internet" will be invited to Stockholm in June. The Stockholm
Challenge final events in Stockholm include showcasing the project on The
Best Practice Exhibition, participate in the Stockholm Challenge Conference
and in the Challenge campus activities and to attend the prize-giving
ceremony. The prize-giving ceremony takes place on June 5, in the Stockholm
City Hall, where the Nobel Prize dinner is traditionally taking place. The
winners in each category will be announced during the ceremony.
During this period, TIME.STOCKHOLM will also take place in Stockholm. From
May 24 to June 7 Stockholm will offer visitors a wide range of activities,
including international conferences, seminars, exhibitions and festivities.
Last years winner's celebration filled the City Hall with over thousand
people from all over the world. His Majesty the King of Sweden handed out
the Challenge trophies to winners from every continent. The event attracted
much international media attention.
It is still possible for projects to sign in for the 2000 competition. The
closing date for entries is March 19. The Stockholm Challenge Award is
yearly and the opening date for next years Challenge is June 6, 2000.
All participating projects are showcased on the Challenge web site at
site is a newsletter in itself, where stories about the participating projects
are released regularly. The Challenge team is readily assisting in initiating
contacts and partnerships between participants if they so wish.
The entry form is accessible through the Challenge site and entries to the
competition are made on-line, or via fax. All information about the event,
criteria for entering the Challenge, jury procedures, categories and
contacts, can be found on the Challenge site.
The Stockholm Challenge Award is not only a competition. It is a way of
building networks between struggling entrepreneurs and pioneers, who will
benefit from contacts across borders, cultures and economies. The whole
Challenge process, from the moment the projects have entered until the final
prize ceremony, is a great opportunity for bonding and learning. It also
gives many fine information technology projects international recognition
and a promise of future support.
For more information about the project, please contact:
For more information about The Stockholm Challenge Award, please contact:
The City of Stockholm Economic Development Agency
Tel: +46-8-508 28 068
Mobile: +46-8-70 47 28 068
For more information about TIME.STOCKHOLM, please contact:
Tel: +46-8-508 28 077
Mobile: +46-8-70 47 28 077